‘Bring out the child in you,’ sportspersons wish fans a Happy Children’s Day

Sportspersons commemorated Children's Day with tweets and messages on their social media pages.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 14, 2017 11:57:18 am
childrens day, happy childrens day, jawaharlal nehru, Stars from across sports commemorated Children’s Day on their social media walls. (Source: PTI)

Several sportspersons wished their fans a happy Children’s Day on Tuesday. Children’s Day marks the day Jawaharlal Nehru, Independent India’s first Prime Minister, was born. Nehru was affectionately known as Chacha Nehru and emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children.

Prior to his death, Children’s Day used to be celebrated in India on November 20, the date observed as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. Stars from accross sports put up messages commemorating the occasion on their social media handles. These include India’s hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, boxer Vijender Singh, cricketers like Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Veda Krishnamurthy and many more. Here are a few tweets.

Many of these sportspersons themselves are cited as examples for children to follow in m


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